We had the opportunity to investigate a location that we’ve talked about since the day we first started this whole adventure almost 3-years ago. The investigation was BETTER than we could’ve hoped even though we bungled it through lack of planning on our part. As always seems to be the case, the investigation introduced us to some very welcoming and amazing folks who really made the evening extra special.
The location is very fragile and has been vandalized in by everything from thoughtless disrespectful children to pseudo-Satanists. Team Phasma is always saddened by such cases and we pride ourselves in taking every precaution we can to protect such locations by keeping them private.
Because of the location’s need for privacy, I can’t go into explicit details however the investigation yielded amazing results in that we debunked a local legend. We’d always suspected that the results we found would be the case but until we investigation we weren’t positive. Now that we know the truth, we’re more determined than ever to guard the sanctity of the location.
I started out to document the death of a myth but ended up wanting to write about the cost of vandalism. During our adventures, we’ve seen so much damage and theft. Somewhere, somehow, respect for the dead has been lost. These areas contain the mortal remains of someone’s father, brother, son, uncle, cousin, grandfather, etc…That someone would knowingly and maliciously damage such an artifact is beyond me. Legends and myths seem to perpetuate this.
One legend involved a man murdering small children at a cemetery and as a result, the cemetery was rumored to be violently haunted. We researched the area and supposed events and found no such murders ever occurred. When we arrived to investigate, we found a peaceful and scenic cemetery containing the graves of Revolutionary War Patriots that had been vandalized to the point that there were NO grave markers left! Whilst this is an extreme case, it illustrates quite well why we feel responsible for and guard these places as well as we can.
Not only do vandals, thieves, and such destroy irreplaceable historical artifacts and genealogical information but they are also making it increasingly more difficult for paranormal researchers like Team Phasma to gain permission to investigate.
I’d like to urge everyone to please please please respect cemeteries, abandoned buildings, historical locations, etc….For yourselves, for us, and for posterity….